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Theatre Department receives national accreditation

March 26, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The Chapman University Department of Theatre has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).    The announcement was made at NAST’s yearly conference in Boston on March 26.  Chapman’s program was one of eight selected from thirty applicants for accreditation in 2010.  This outstanding accomplishment was made possible by the dedication of

Library opens new exhibit on Roycroft Press

March 25, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The Frank Mt Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives in the Leatherby Libraries is now showcasing an exhibit entitled “Elbert Hubbard and the Roycroft Press”. This exhibit was researched and curated by a Chapman student, art history major Emily Freyer ’10.  The exhibit features the many books held by Special Collections that were printed

Patrick Quinn, Robert Graves and "a labor of nearly love"

March 22, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

  With the publishing this week  of “Translating Rome,” the twentieth book in the planned twenty-four volumes of the Collected Works of Robert Graves, general editor Patrick Quinn, Ph.D., dean of Chapman’s Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences,  breathed a sigh of relief. “This collection began back in 1993 and has survived a number

Ansel Adams: Lost and Found

March 22, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The Entertainment and Sports Law Society of the Chapman School of Law will present a fascinating event on Thursday, March 25 at 5 p.m. in Room 142 of Kennedy Hall.  In the spring of 2000, while perusing items at a garage sale, Rick Norsigian came across a wooden box that held a stack of manila envelopes deteriorating

Student wins chocolate commercial contest

March 22, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

PRSSA students and the Chapman Alumni Association staged a glitzy benefit called Red Carpet/Black Tie on Sunday, March 7  at Mation Knott Studios during the broadcast of the Oscars. The crowd of more than 250 included students, alumni, faculty, City of Orange dignitaries and community members. Central to the evening was the viewing of a Dodge College student commercial

Chapman alumnus Arellano reminisces about food of his fathers

March 20, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman alumnus and well-known columnist and author Gustavo Arellano (his humor column/sociology study ”Ask a Mexican!” appears in OC Weekly and many other papers) nabbed the front page of the L.A. Times’ Food section last Thursday (March 18) with a mouth-watering feature on Zacatecan cuisine.  The food of the central Mexican state is, for some reason,

Room dedication honors Holocaust survivors

March 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

“After being tossed about in this world, survivors of the Holocaust have a home at Chapman. My fervent prayer is that the dignity of this room will inspire all who enter it.” This heartfelt message, delivered by Holocaust survivor Natalie Weinstein Gold, conveyed the air of warmth and remembrance that greeted the dedication Monday afternoon

Question of the Week: "Bad books" – do you agree?

March 15, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The American Book Review has set off a debate with its list of 40 “bad books” (PDF), many of them nominated by professors.  The “chosen” books include Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, all of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence, One-Party Classroom by David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin, Bob Dylan’s Tarantula,

Theatre Dept. opens Bus Stop/Hedda Gabler rep run

March 12, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Ready for some great plays? The Chapman Department of Theatre has two excellent options on tap this week and next, as they open Bus Stop and Hedda Gabler in repertory at the Waltmar Theatre on campus. Bus Stop , by Willam Inge and directed by John Benitz, is the play that the famous 1956 movie was